So, I'm building my first computer. I want a complete system, meaning everything I order needs to be, well, everything. In other words, UPS, monitor, and speakers are supposed to be included in the price. I was aiming for $1,600 USD, but it turned out to be closer to 1,700. I'm a risk taker who doesn't mind the bleeding edge, so I sprang for a 64GB Core SSD after talking to one of the OCZ CS reps.
I probably will not be overclocking, except to up the ram to around 1230 Mhz (covered in the lifetime warranty). My CPU cooler is probably overkill, but I would like this to run fairly quiet and as cool as possible (Longer lifespan). My main heat problems will be stemming from the GTX 260; the Zalman CPU cooler should keep my e8500 running nice and cool, the OCZ Reaper RAM has huge heatsinks designed for overclocking, and an SSD generates no heat or noise whatsoever. I'm putting a blower next to the GTX to try and keep that cool; my biggest concern is if\how the GTX 260 fits inside the Antec Three Hundred. Antec says it will fit any of the 8800 series (The 8800 GTX is roughly the size of the GTX 260, I believe), but posts on another forum lead me to believe that I may have to do some modding. I picked the e8500 over the qx6600 as I will be running older programs and games not optimized for quad core.
Without further ado, here's the components list (Price includes shipping and taxes; parts were ordered yesterday). I'd like to know if there is any issues I should be aware of, or any components I should change.
Post opinions\comments\thoughts, please. I will try to answer any questions. I believe I'm getting a good deal for my money; I configured a similar system on dell, and it cost far more than this.